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Research, Boundaries, and Policy in Networked Learning

  • Thomas Ryberg
  • Christine Sinclair
  • Sian Bayne
  • Maarten de Laat
  • Includes topics and methodologies for new ways of framing relationships, technology and criticality in education

  • Presents networked learning from policy-based, student-based, and researcher-based perspectives

  • Collects papers from the 9th Biennial Networked Learning Conference 2014, held in Edinburgh


Part of the Research in Networked Learning book series (RINL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Policy in Networked Learning

  3. Boundaries in Networked Learning

  4. Researching Networked Learning

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-191

About this book


This book presents cutting-edge, peer reviewed research on networked learning organized by three themes: policy in networked learning, researching networked learning, and boundaries in networked learning. The "policy in networked learning" section explores networked learning in relation to policy networks, spaces of algorithmic governance and more. The "boundaries in networked learning" section investigates frameworks of students' digital literacy practices, among other important frameworks in digital learning. Lastly, the "research in networked learning" section delves into new research methods in the field.


Critical pedagogy Learning and policy Networked learning Sociomateriality and sociocultural learning Technology and learning Technology and pedagogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Ryberg
    • 1
  • Christine Sinclair
    • 2
  • Sian Bayne
    • 3
  • Maarten de Laat
    • 4
  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Edinburgh UniversityEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Edinburgh UniversityEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Open University of the NetherlandsHeerlenThe Netherlands

About the editors

Thomas Ryberg is Professor MSO in the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. He is part of the research centre: “E-learning lab - Center for User Driven Innovation, Learning and Design”. His primary research interests are within the fields of Networked Learning, Problem Based Learning (PBL), Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). He is co-chair of the International Networked Learning Conference and member of the Aalborg PBL Academy Management Board. 
Siân Bayne is a Professor of Digital Education in the School of Education, based in the Digital Cultures and Education research group at the University of Edinburgh. She has been widely published in a variety of peer reviewed journals, such as Research in Learning Technology and E-Learning, and has edited and contributed to several books. 

Maarten de Laat is full Professor at the Open Universiteit of the Netherlands. He is director of the Social and Networked Learning research programme, which concentrates on exploring social learning strategies and networked learning relationships that facilitate professional development in the workplace.  He has published and presented his work extensively in research journals, books and conferences. 
Christine Sinclair is a lecturer in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. She has published and presented numerous papers in both journals such as TechTrends and books like Exploring the Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice of Networked Learning published by Springer. Her research interests include the experience of being a student in a variety of fields and online education.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Research, Boundaries, and Policy in Networked Learning
  • Editors Thomas Ryberg
    Christine Sinclair
    Sian Bayne
    Maarten de Laat
  • Series Title Research in Networked Learning
  • Series Abbreviated Title Research Networked Learning
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-31128-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80970-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-31130-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 191
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Technology
    Educational Philosophy
    Educational Policy and Politics
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